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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #500 on: July 24, 2017, 01:56:40 PM »
I have a 1992 Honda Civic Si 1.6L that has a bit over 155k miles. Not that much mileage, but the body is clean for a Quebec car (harsh winters with salty roads).

I plan on keeping the car for another 5 years (total of seven years) for an average of 700$/year including buy price,yearly maintenance and repairs and a 0$ re-sale value (should still have a little value then). I do the vast majority of the maintenance and repairs myself.

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #501 on: July 26, 2017, 11:50:33 AM »
1999 toyota tacoma 2wd based model

bought it 3yrs ago with 33,000 mi

cost $4,000 and helping a friend move

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #502 on: July 26, 2017, 01:16:57 PM »
I have a 1992 Honda Civic Si 1.6L that has a bit over 155k miles. Not that much mileage, but the body is clean for a Quebec car (harsh winters with salty roads).

I plan on keeping the car for another 5 years (total of seven years) for an average of 700$/year including buy price,yearly maintenance and repairs and a 0$ re-sale value (should still have a little value then). I do the vast majority of the maintenance and repairs myself.

Good job - Quebec (and Ontario... the bit near QC) kills cars pretty quickly.
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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #503 on: July 26, 2017, 03:39:17 PM »
For anyone who live in area with salt in the winter, look up Fluid Film. I take a few min in the fall and spray liberally under our Land Cruiser. imo it works very well for the price ~10/spray can. There are other means to prevent rusts, including hiring professional to spray under the car, but so far I find this is the best bang for the buck for me.

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #504 on: July 26, 2017, 04:25:33 PM »
I have a 1992 Honda Civic Si 1.6L that has a bit over 155k miles. Not that much mileage, but the body is clean for a Quebec car (harsh winters with salty roads).

I plan on keeping the car for another 5 years (total of seven years) for an average of 700$/year including buy price,yearly maintenance and repairs and a 0$ re-sale value (should still have a little value then). I do the vast majority of the maintenance and repairs myself.

Good job - Quebec (and Ontario... the bit near QC) kills cars pretty quickly.
Yes, it's crazy. Lots of less than 10 y.o. cars all rusted here.

This one I brought back from B.C. though a couple years ago though. Still, it's in very good shape for a 25 y.o. car. Hopefully it'll last another 5 years with only regular maintenance and anti rust treatments!

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #505 on: July 27, 2017, 08:21:04 AM »
2003 Civic with 170k miles

Just got 65 MPG on part of a trip through NJ!  I got gas at the beginning and right before leaving Jersey since it's so much cheaper than PA.  I was flabbergasted when it was less than a gallon.

For those who don't know the area, it was an extremely flat area and I went around 50 MPH for half and 65 MPH for the other, since the cops are super strict if you're from out of state.  To compare, I only got 45 MPG in PA, while going up the mountains going closer to 70-75MPH . 

But still!! I love my car:)

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #506 on: July 27, 2017, 09:03:07 AM »
My MR2 is finally running again - grabbed a photo the other day.  Over 450k miles between the two of these guys. :)

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #507 on: July 27, 2017, 06:45:20 PM »
1999 toyota tacoma 2wd based model

bought it 3yrs ago with 33,000 mi

cost $4,000 and helping a friend move
Depending on the state you live in your truck qualifies for the undercoating/frame replacement due to the rust issues they've had. They replaced mine ($11,200 bill) when I was already past 200k miles on it hahaha.
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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #508 on: July 28, 2017, 11:26:09 AM »
My dad gifted me a 1986 F250 a couple months ago. It's a diesel with a 6.9liter V8, no turbo. A massive motor, but still gets 18-20mpg. It's paid for itself a few times over already simply by allowing me the ability to get free stuff on Craigslist, (including $700 worth of free paving stones that weighed over 1000lbs!) It has 264,000 miles. It's easily worth the $20/mo it costs to add to my insurance.

I recently, 2 months ago, bought a 1997 Honda Civic 2 door coupe with 290k miles on it, from the original owner. I drove it home to Seattle from DC after a friends wedding. It now has 294,200 miles. A few times a month, I have to drive 230miles round trip up to my home office for sales meetings and client meetings. This car gets 37-44mpg, or roughly 1.8* better fuel economy than my Ford Taurus that I drive my clients around in. If I drive separately, I take the Civic. Last week I drove it 580 miles in two days. It saved me $25 in fuel, wear and tear on my nicer car, and easily paid me back the $22/mo I pay to add it to my insurance.
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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #509 on: August 07, 2017, 07:51:39 PM »
It's the end of an era- I'm selling my 1991 Toyota Camry that I've had for 12 years.  Almost 300,000 miles on him!  He's been a great car but we only need one car- we've had to remind ourselves to drive him once a month or so.  We're keeping our "new" car, the 2004 Prius.  Thinking we can get $800, and the satisfaction of knowing we no longer have a car we don't need sitting in our driveway!

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #510 on: August 08, 2017, 05:22:27 AM »
I drive a 2001 Toyota Tacoma with just over 200,000 miles. Every year I drive it, at least once, from NC to CO, pulling a small travel trailer (13' Scamp) and it still runs fabulously. Of course, a newer vehicle would be lovely, but not worth it. I take pride in my high mileage vehicle as I see my coworkers always buying the latest and greatest, knowing they are on the treadmill of constant car payments with no end in sight.

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #511 on: August 08, 2017, 05:25:23 AM »
First post here. I have a 2006 Tacoma that I bought in 2006 and put over 200k miles on it. The frame rusted and it wouldn't pass inspection. There was a class action lawsuit and I'm getting the frame replaced for free. It is a 12-15k job more than the truck is worth. It should be good to go to 300k now. I picked up my free loaner  truck at the dealer yesterday and it has 12 miles on it. It is nice but not 36k nice!

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #512 on: August 08, 2017, 11:51:09 AM »
My MR2 is finally running again - grabbed a photo the other day.  Over 450k miles between the two of these guys. :)

Whoa, 2 facepunch worthy anti-mustachian vehicles!  Shame on you! :)

(I'm kidding if you couldn't tell - MR2's are very cool)
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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #513 on: August 08, 2017, 01:22:31 PM »
My MR2 is finally running again - grabbed a photo the other day.  Over 450k miles between the two of these guys. :)

Whoa, 2 facepunch worthy anti-mustachian vehicles!  Shame on you! :)

(I'm kidding if you couldn't tell - MR2's are very cool)

Yup, and I love them both.  They're cheaper than kids though :D

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #514 on: August 14, 2017, 02:20:32 PM »
First post here. I have a 2006 Tacoma that I bought in 2006 and put over 200k miles on it. The frame rusted and it wouldn't pass inspection. There was a class action lawsuit and I'm getting the frame replaced for free. It is a 12-15k job more than the truck is worth. It should be good to go to 300k now. I picked up my free loaner  truck at the dealer yesterday and it has 12 miles on it. It is nice but not 36k nice!

That's friggin sweet about the frame replacement.  I travel for work sometimes and I always enjoy the new car feeling, but like you I resist.  My car isn't even that old (2011 Jeep Compass) but it has 130K miles on it. 

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #515 on: August 15, 2017, 10:30:26 AM »
2004 Saturn Vue V6. Currently at 149,569 miles.
Have had it since 72k miles. Great suv.
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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #516 on: August 15, 2017, 10:37:26 AM »
2004 Saturn Vue V6. Currently at 149,569 miles.
Have had it since 72k miles. Great suv.
Very nice!  You dodged a bullet with that one.  You probably already know, but the four-cylinder (CVT) version of that car had all kinds of problems.  My parents bought one new (2003) and its transmission started acting up at 50k and was nearly dead by 100k.

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #517 on: August 15, 2017, 07:30:52 PM »
My daily driver and live-in vehicle for cross-country climbing/biking trips is my 1996 Toyota T-100 pickup truck with 355,000 miles, and it still runs like a top!
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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #518 on: August 17, 2017, 05:24:41 AM »
2000 Honda Civic CX Hatchback
Bought it back in 2003 off of a lease for $9,000 with under 30,000 kms on it.
Just about to turn over 290,000 kms (180,000 miles).
No A/C, no power steering, 5 speed; very little can go wrong with it.
Both rear wheel wells are pretty rusty (Ontario loves using salt in the winter), but the rest of the car is still solid and it still runs like new, so not thinking of getting rid of it any time soon.  Just gotta figure out how to fit the 2nd child car seat in the back and still have enough leg room to shift...

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #519 on: August 17, 2017, 12:42:07 PM »
1997 Toyota Camry 289k miles - No mechanical issues at all. Not exactly easy on the eyes. But it's a great car. My wife bought it back in 2007 when she turned 16 and it had ~120k miles on it. She still drives it, but we try to bike as much as we can. We call it the "Money Making Machine"

2007 Nissan Versa Hatchback 157k miles - 6 Speed. Bought it earlier this year for $2k. Potentially even uglier than the Camry (Car is black, has a red hatch, missing a hubcap or two, and has countless little scratches and dings) But it's mechanically perfect, and I don't worry about scratching it when I throw my bikes on the rear rack. And, best of all, I got 42.5 MPG on my last tank. We call this one the "Cash Cow"